Thorla-McKee Oil Well

SR 78 & SR 564
Caldwell, OH 43724- Map It
(740) 732-5288

AAA Editor Notes

Thorla-McKee Oil Well is off I-77 exit 25, then 1 mi. e. on SR 78. A historical marker describes the site where the first oil-producing well in North America was discovered in 1814 when Silas Thorla and Robert McKee were drilling for salt. The well casing, made of a hollow sycamore log, is still visible. The well continues to produce oil and gas. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk.